Turkish Prime Minister Denies Israel’s Right to Exist

We’ve gone way past the illusion that this is about Turkey’s opposition to Israel’s blockade of Hamas or the Turkish ambassador feeling insulted or a sudden outbreak of concern for human rights by a regime with tens of thousands of political prisoners.

This is what it’s always about with Islamists. It’s about Israel’s existence.

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday described Zionism as a “crime against humanity.

Speaking in Vienna at a United Nations event devoted to dialogue between the West and Islam, Erdogan decried rising racism in Europe and the fact that many Muslims “who live in countries other than their own” often face harsh discrimination.

“We should be striving to better understand the culture and beliefs of others, but instead we see that people act based on prejudice and exclude others and despise them,” Erdogan said, according to a simultaneous translation provided by the UN. “And that is why it is necessary that we must consider — just like Zionism or anti-Semitism or fascism — Islamophobia as a crime against humanity.”

Erdogan might know something about antisemitism considering his Mas-Kom-Ya magnum opus.

In 1974, Erdogan, while serving as president of the Istanbul Youth Group of his mentor, former Prime Minister Necmettin Erbakan’s National Salvation Party, wrote, directed, and played the leading role in a theatrical play entitled Maskomya, staged throughout Turkey during the 1970s. Mas-Kom-Ya was a compound acronym for “Masons-Communists-Yahudi” — the latter meaning “Jews.” The play focused on the evil, conspiratorial nature of these three entities whose common denominator was Judaism.

But let’s skip to the part where Erdogan embraces the Zionism is evil and illegitimate. The simple meaning of that proposition is that Israel has no right to exist.

It’s not a complete shift as Turkey voted Yes on UN Resolution 3379, but it abstained from UN Resolution 46/86 which repealed the infamous “Zionism is Racism” resolution. And Turkish leaders did not openly make such statement rejecting the very foundation of Israel’s existence… a statement that would be the equivalent of Netanyahu describing Kemalism as a great evil.

Diplomatic pressure on Israel to apologize to Turkey is senseless and misdirected. The issue is not the Mavi Marmara. Erdogan doesn’t support Hamas for humanitarian reasons, but for Islamist ones. And those same reasons lead him to conduct an ideological war on the Jewish State.

  • kasandra

    Isn't Erdogan allegedly Obama's favorite foreign leader?

    • kasandra

      Oops, my bad. He's one of Obama's top five favorite foreign leaders. Still, he's right up there.

      • Toni_Pereira

        Yep…morons are like flies. They always stick together…

        • objectivefactsmatter

          "They always stick together…"

          When there's excrement to buzz.

          • Lan Astaslem

            and they love to land on sh!#

          • WilliamJamesWard

            You are what you eat…………………William

          • Toni_Pereira

            Right on!

  • James

    Muslim Turkey: Genocidal for 1,000 years and counting!

    • Jimbo

      How long has Turkey been around again? 1000 years you say?

      • Toni_Pereira

        No Jimbo, They exist since the end of the WW I, and considering the systematic assassination of Armenians and Greeks(not to mention curds) that was needed to create it, Turkey don't have the right to exist. Unfortunately it will be member of the EU within 10/15 years(another non-existant entity, as far as i'm concerned).

        • Whatever-Man

          obviously, some people have never heard of the Ottaman Empire.

          • Toni_Pereira

            I was talking about Turkey since Attaturk, Whatever-Man. The Sultans weren't anti-jewish or anti-armenian.

      • objectivefactsmatter
  • Yoshi11

    Thank you for your last sentence, that Erdogan opposes Israel's existence on Islamist grounds. Almost right! The word is not "islamist", but "Islamic"! "Islamist" is not separate from "Islamic". "Islamist" is part and parcel of "Islamic". All religious Moslems must oppose Israel's right to exist because the Koran commands them to make war against Jews and to subjugate them. Ultimately, that is the root of the Moslem world's refusal to recognize Israel's right to exist. It is religious all the way. That passage from the Koran, and all the other many anti-Semitic passages from the Koran are taught and preached in every mosque in the world.

    • http://www.adinakutnicki.com AdinaK

      Your points are correct, and then some.
      Erdogan is an Islamist and Islam mandates the destruction of "infidels" and that is that – http://adinakutnicki.com/2012/07/13/islam-blood-a

      Most significantly, Jerusalem is still ! going along with Washington's program, as the leadership reportedly is attempting to patch things up with Turkey, even though they understand full well which way the Islamic wind is blowing. Nevertheless, spineless leaders always revert true to form, and this is a national tragedy. Israel is also led by a ship of fools – http://adinakutnicki.com/2012/07/15/israels-ship-

      Adina Kutnicki, Israel http://adinakutnicki.com/about/

    • uraki1

      I approve and authenticate the point mentioned by Yoshi11. In Quran addresses Muslims:
      O you who believe! do not take the Jews and the Christians as your friends and protectors who are friends and protectors to each other. And he among you that turns to them (for friendship) is of them. Verily Allah does not guide those who are unjust (5:51)

      The state of Israel has all the support from the Christian world and that makes it plain and simple. The establishment of state of Israel has distant roots into religious and political history of the world.
      uraki1.wordpress.com/israels-right-to-exist/

  • JacksonPearson

    Erdogan says Zionism crime against humanity
    By JPOST.COM STAFF
    02/28/2013 11:11PM speaking at Vienna forum of the Alliance of Civilizations, a UN forum for West-Islam dialogue; Kerry set to visit Turkey Friday.

    "Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan called Zionism a "crime against humanity" likening it with anti-Semitism, fascism, and Islamophobia while speaking at a UN forum on Wednesday. Erdogan was speaking Wednesday before a Vienna forum of the Alliance of Civilizations, a UN framework for West-Islam dialogue.

    UN Watch urged UN chief Ban Ki-moon who was present on the stage yet stayed silent, according to UN Watch, to speak out and condemn the speech. It also called on Erdogan to apologize.
    Related:
    Israel sends message to Turkey: Let’s clear the air "We remind secretary-general Ban Ki-moon that his predecessor Kofi Annan recognized that the UN's 1975 Zionism-is-racism resolution was an expression of anti-Semitism, and he welcomed its repeal," UN Watch stated.

    In its condemnation of Erdogan's remarks which it called "Ahmedinejad-style pronouncements," UN Watch stated that the remarks "will only strengthen the belief that his government is hewing to a confrontational stance, and fundamentally unwilling to end its four-year-old feud with Israel."

    Israel sent messages to Ankara over the last two weeks that it is interested in creating a more “positive dynamic” in its badly strained relationship with Turkey so the two countries can work together to further common interests, government officials said on Monday.

    The messages were sent prior to John Kerry’s maiden trip abroad as US secretary of state, a trip that will take him to nine countries including Turkey. Kerry is scheduled to arrive in Turkey on Friday.

    It is widely expected that Kerry will raise the issue of ties with Israel during his talks with Turkish leaders in Ankara.

    The US has long been pressing both Ankara and Jerusalem to take steps to improve relations that went into a nosedive following the 2010 Mavi Marmara incident."

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    The Turkey's prime minister obviously has a very short memory on his nation's crimes against humanity.

    * "The first genocide of the 20th Century occurred when two million Armenians living in Turkey were eliminated from their historic homeland through forced deportations and massacres.

    For three thousand years, a thriving Armenian community had existed inside the vast region of the Middle East bordered by the Black, Mediterranean and Caspian Seas. The area, known as Asia Minor, stands at the crossroads of three continents; Europe, Asia and Africa. Great powers rose and fell over the many centuries and the Armenian homeland was at various times ruled by Persians, Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, Arabs and Mongols."

    * I'd like to also remind Turkey's prime minister of their atrocities in former Yugoslavia called "Chele kula" or mountain of skulls. Read the story and view the pictures here, titled:
    A MONUMENT TO MUSLIM "TOLERANCE"
    http://www.srpska-mreza.com/History/pre-wwOne/Che

    And the "SKULL TOWER" here:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skull_Tower

  • WilliamJamesWard

    Erdogan is sitting pretty while waiting for fortune to site the new Calipahte inTurkey and revive
    the last empire but, yes but Israel is in the way. Erdogan is dangerous and will bring Turkey,
    a well off country considering all others back to poverty and ruin, wait and see…………Israel
    should give up trying to deal with the bum…………………..William

  • Trevor

    So when did condemning Zionism morph into denial of Israel's right to exist?

    • ziontruth

      It didn't morph, it is so by its very being. Zionism is Jewish nationalism; to condemn Jewish nationalism is to say the Jews have no right to their nation-state, just as "I condemn Greek nationalism" would be equivalent to "I think the Greeks should be stateless."

      Anti-Zionism is illegitimate and needs to be wiped off the face of the earth.